Saturday, May 30, 2015

Merry Christmas-PPA 253 and Merry Monday #160

May 30, 2015

It is so hot today and I really don't want to be out in the humidity, so I went into my craft room and made a card for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge and the  Merry Monday Challenge.

The sketch this week, threw me for a loop.  I think I spent longer creating the panel than I did making the rest of the card.  But, that is why they call it a "Challenge!"  WOW, Pals, you did make this one difficult!  Merry Monday wanted you to use newsprint   I love newsprint, so making another Christmas card for my stash was a great thing to do today.  I told myself I was going to make a Christmas card each week, and I have not done very well with that goal.  Maybe I will step it up now that it is almost June!  YIKES!

The first thing I did was make the tag using the Lawn Fawn Tag You're It die.  I made one out of Cherry Cobbler and one out of some newsprint I had in my stash.   It is a discontinued Stampin' Up! DSP.  I adhered them together to make the newsprint stronger.  It is a thin paper.  I then spent the next hour and wasted several sheets of Cherry Cobbler to make the base of the panel.  After I finally had one that worked, I cut the top layer out of some old Christmas DSP from Stampin' Up!.  I am not sure the name of the set.  

The poinsettias were cut using the Memory Box-Trio Poinsettia Dies.  I cut them several times in order to have extra leaves to create the dimension.  I am pleased with the way they turned out.  I added a few pearls to the centers.  I heat embossed the sentiment with Versa Fine Black ink and used clear embossing powder to make it shiny.  It is from "Petite Pairs" by Stampin' Up!

A  Very Vanilla bow using seam binding was added to the top of the card in the tag.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Making a Christmas card made is easier to think "COOL" thoughts!

I always love to hear from you so, please leave a comment!

ENJOY your weekend!

Until next time!


  1. Claire this is so pretty, the patterns look gorgeous together! Thanks for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

    1. Thank you very much, Katie! Great to hear from you! XX

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    1. Thank you very much, Martie! SO nice to hear from you! XX

  3. I just love seeing Christmas cards in the middle of Spring, yours is so lovely!! I love the news print tag, it fits just perfect with the sketch PPA shared this week. I too had to sit back and study it, I opted to make an attempt at a masculine card, which is in itself, a challenge for me, I'm not very good at it.
    Love the little poinsettia flowers with their pearly centers, thank you so much for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  4. This is such a pretty Christmas card. Love the patterned papers together and your gorgeous poinsettias.

  5. Gorgeous! I LOVE that layout and your flowers are beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  6. WoW! Amazingly beautiful Christmas card. Thank you for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts.

  7. Absolutely stunning, Claire! I LOVE the flowers with the pearl centers. Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts!


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